Mavs owner Cuban upset about Kidd’s decision to leave
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban blasted his former player Jason Kidd for suddenly changing his heart and signing with the New York Knicks this offseason, the internet-made billionaire said during an interview with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Ben & Skin Show.”
Cuban admitted he was disappointed by Kidd’s decision to back out from a three-year, $9 million offer from the Mavs and ink exactly the same contract with the Knicks.
“I was more than upset. I thought he was coming. I was pissed,” Cuban told ESPN Tuesday. “J-Kidd is a big boy; he can do whatever he wants. But you don’t change your mind like that. That was … yeah. I’m sure I’ll get over it at some point, but as of now, I wouldn’t put J-Kidd’s number in the rafters.
Kidd played his last three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, where he won his first NBA championship in 2011.
The 10-time NBA All-Star is averaging 13.0 points, 9.0 assists, and 6.4 rebounds over his career.
With Jeremy Lin signing with the Houston Rockets, Kidd is expected to play the backup point guard position behind Raymond Felton.